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VOL. XLVI NO. 119.
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President, in Speech t New
York, Arraigns Business for
"Resisting Changes."
New York, Nov. 2. President Wil
son In an address here today before
the Wilson Business Men's league,
criticised . business "for resisting
changes," declared that men in Wall
street had no vision, and that men,
who treat their employes as partners
in their business, were the most pros
perous. -' x
"The amount of genius that ex
erts itself in resisting changes," said
the president, "is a great indictment.
Brains have been burned out acting as
"The real trouble is that American
business has been under the direction
of too small a body of men."
"Are the people living under condi
tions which bring about justice is a
question of prime Importance," the
president continued. "The roots of
business lie deep in the daily lives of
the ordinary people. The thing that
has disturbed the thoughts of a great
many people is that some men be
lieve they are being exploited.
See a Volcano.
"Now, men who go under the sur
face see things that will have to be
dealt with in vigorous fashion they
see a volcano. But I think this sort
of thing will be relieved and that the!
things that are wrong will be made
right." v .
"It is high time that we define what
'we mean when we speak of progres
sive policies." ,
The president spoke of the "intol
erable burdens" i some women and
children are carrying. ;
"Progressiveness," said the presi
dent, "is a constant adjustment of the
conditions of society to the welfare
of mankind.. I come to suggest to
business men that 'it is better that this
adjustment go forward rather than
that it be dammed up until the dam
is broken and society is overturned.
"The particular conditions upon
which successful, vital business de-'
pends," said the president, "are the
conditions which touch the daily life
,of the common mass of the people of
the country.
"When you think of the ultimate
foundations of business you must
know that you found them in the
conditions of the national' life, and
when I think of 1 searching . the busi
ness question to its heart, it seems to
me that there are some very large
reckonings which have too often been
left out of the account," ' ' 1
Always In Opposition.
"I have been told again and agam,"
said the president, discussing' Wall
street, "that it-was 'a mistake for me
not to try in council on tKeiP'aT
fairs, the men who constitute what
we have agreed to call 'Wall street.'
And I have again and again said this:
If they would come in a spirit of co
operation they would be more than'
welcome. But they always come in
a spirit of resistene'e not only, but
advising alterations in the plans which
would defeat the plans. I am speak
ing by the book. , , '
"This is not -generalization. They
have a subtle genius for proposing
seemingly immaterial changes which
would eventually lead to the defeat of
the main objects of the legislation
proposed. Do you wonder that I do
not call them into consultation, and
yet I tell you again that they will be
welcomed the moment they come to
co-operate and "they will nqt be wel
come until then." j. ,
In conclusion the president Spoke
of political parties,. He declared that'
he believed parties are the "only
instrumentalities by which we can
manage the necessary concert of
united action." He added that he did
not believe in partys used for partisan
purposes. ,, - -..
"I hope," said the president, "that
every time a party is used for its own'
sake every thoughtful man in the
United States will vote against it.
But if it is trying to v serve the inter
ests of the whole people, if it really
has a heart that sympathizes with the.
whole' people, why then it deserves1
the confidence of the nation so long
as it is doing that, so long as it is
not seeking guidance from those who
wish tocontrol, but acting in sympa
thy with those who wish to live."
Senator G.W. Norris
Speaks at; Broken Bow
Broken Bow, Neb., Nov. 2. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Senator Norris
talked here last .night to a big house.
People came from all parts tf the
county to hear him. He went into
the tariff, talked on the harm of cau
cus control in the democratic senate,
showed up the conditions in Mexico
and ridiculed the idea that the pres-
- eni administration nad .kept us out
of war. -The address lasted over two
hours and was ; enthusiastically re
ceived. - .
Marburg Refused Passport ' ,
To Return to Belgian Arnjy
Washington, Nov. 2. The applica
tion of Theodore Marburg, jr., son of
. the former minister to Belgium, for a
passport to return- to England to re-
- join the British aviation corps, has
been refused by the bureau of citizen
ship and referred to higher officials
of the State department.
Marburg, upon inquiry by the
bureau, admitted he had fought in a
foreign army and planned to return
to resume his post. On that ground,
In fonformity .with the law of 1906,
the bureau refused the passport and
referred the case.
fecretary Lansing, while refusing
ay to discuss the incident, said
that an American who enlists' in a
foreign army has forfeited his citi
zenship. Applicants for passports
must reaffirm their allegiance to the
- United States and state the purpose
of their trips abroad before a pass
port is granted.
Marburg lost a leg while flying with
the British army in France, and
planned to return to England as an
instructor in the aviation corps.
Omaha is Crux of State Fight
and the General Trend is
Hughes and the whole state repub
lican ticket will carry Nebraska if
Omaha republicans do their duty, ac
cording to Chairman Beach of the
republican state committee, who com
pleted a political canvass Thursday
"The vote in Lincoln is hard to
-gauge accurately," said Mr. Beach,
but the democrats are having just
as hard a time of it to find where
the Lincoln voters stand. Ill other
places, the trend is obviously toward j
the republican candidates. Especially
is this true in the rural districts, where j
the farmer is for Hughes and has as '
a reason f6r the faith that's in him
that Mr. Farmer is bound to be the
goat of that Adamson law by paying
increased freight rates. '.-
nugnes atocn Dooms. j
"Oh, the demos are going to get an
awful jolt when the votes are counted
vt-i ,. ii,;..!-:.- i . .
in iicDrasKa. vvunin me a: iwu
weeks Wilson's stock has slumped
steadily and Hughes and the rest of
the republican ticket have profited
by a big swing in their favor. About
the only place where Wilson is really
strong is in the railroad division
points, where men refuse to see the
double edge on the Adamson bill,
But we more than atone for the slight
losses in those places by big general
"If Omaha gives its normal repub
lican support, and there is every indi
cation that it will, all democrats will
be pessimists and all republicans will
be rosy optimists. In Omaha is the
crisis of the political fight."
Plattsmouth Opens
: Carnegie Library
Plattsmouth, Neb. Nov. 2. (Special
Telegram.) The new Carnegie library
at this place; built from the donation
of $12,500 by.Andrew Carnegie to the
city of Plattsmouth was opened for
mally' yesterday.. ' i
1 At 3:30 this afternoon the story
hour was presided over by Miss Hazel
Dovey, where, the children met irrthe
basement, which comprises, the audi
torium. ' . .''
, From 7:30 to 8 this evening the
Holly orchestra dispensed music in
front of the building and at 8 the fol
lowing program was given :
Selections by the Plattsmouth male qji&r
tet, composed of Herman Hough, H. O. Mc
Cluskey, Roy W. Knorr and Bert Knorr; an
historical sketch nd the turning- over to the
city of the new- building b the president or
th library board;1 wtlh response by -Mayor
-l.aatilar:'-gr Onus en Mint Charlotte-Tem-
pleton, secretary Dtate uormry ooarowwsvyi
inffs from Miss Tobitt, Omaha city library;
presentation of flag by the Women's Re
lief Corps: -vocal solo by Mrs. 1. H.
Wescott; dedicatory address by M. Q. Wyer,
librarian of the University of Nebraska, his
theme being "The Library In the Commun-
' - - , yr
Wilson Men Hedge 1
By Bets On Hughes
R.. J.. JCilpatrick, well known rail
road contractor of this state, visited
republican headquarters, 1607 Farnam
street, Wednesday evening. "I am not
much of a betting man, but I have
$500 here which I would be willing to
place on Hughes carrying the state,"
Meyer Klein, prominent local dem
ocrat, chanced to" fie present, and he
was cjted as a probable taker of the
$500. ' ' -
"You have been asking forIughes
money," remarked one of the group
to Klein. "Here's a chance for you' to
place $500." -, " -
Mr. Klein got out of it by saying he
guessed he had placed about all of the
money he would risk on Wilson.
Some democrats who take their poli
tics as a betting proposition are now
placing their money on Hughes in on
der to cut down -the losses which they
expect to sustain by reason of their
early Wilson bets.
Roumanians Continue
7 ' To Pursue Teutons
Bucharest- (Via London), Nov. 2.
Roumanian forces continue to pursue
the retiring Austro-German troops to
the west of the Jiul valley, inTran
sylvania, according to the Roumanian
official report issued today. Teuton
attacks, the statement adds, were re
pulsed after continued fighting in the
Prahova valley and In the region of
Dragosolva. East of the river Alt a
battle still is in progress."
The text of the statement follows:
"In the Prohova valley the fighting
continued throughout the greater part
of the day. We repulsed the enemy
as the result of counter attacks.
"In the region of Dragoslavele we
repulsed an enemy attack. East of
Alt 'fighting still is oroceeding.
"West of the Jiul pursuit of the
enemy continues. We captured many
limbers and 'a great quantity of war
Omaha Retail Grocers
Join National Society
The National Association of Retail
Grocers has taken the Omaha Retail
Grocers' association within its fold,
or rather the Omaha association has
finally decided to go in. This gives
the national body an increased mem
bership of some 300. '
J. J. Ryan of St. Paul, national
secretary, was in Omaha and spoke
to the grocers hee. He pointed out
the advantage of being affiliated with
the national body, as this enables the
grocers to work as a unit in eliminat
ing unfair competition and seeking
national legislation. Mr. Ryan de
clared the national body opposed to
the premium system.
, A Good Suggestion.
Try Chamberlain's Tablets when
bilious or constipated. You are cer
tain to be much pleased with thcifi.
They are easy to lake and pleasafit
in effect. Advertisement.
Another Pertinent Question
Fireman Saves Man
And Wife from Death
Pluck, a ladder and Captain Nels
Anderson of truck company No. 4
saved the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Bauer, 2921 Mason street. With
flames lapping all around them the
couple stood helpless and trapped on
the roof of their apartment. Ander
son brought both safely, to the
ground. s
S. D. Stiles plunged back into the
burning building to get $210 which
Mrs. Bauer had left in a dresser
drawer. He got the' money after
he fought his way through a dense
fog of blistering smoke.
' How the fire started is unknown.
The Bauers got their first warning
wheil smoke curled under the dopff
of their anartment and then it was
tdo "ta'ti tq Sjakei. their. escapVjC'rV
Three Husbands y
Seeking Divorce
Three dissatisfied husbands seeking
divorces from their spouses was the
feature of the current bill in the mar
riage scrapheap. .
Alleging that his wife had the habit
of staying out all night and neglect
ing their child, Elden Cunningham has
filed suit for divorce against Irene
Cunningham. Charges of misconduct
are made.
Walter W. Smith would free him
self from Leta Smith on grounds of
cruelty. They were married last Jan
uary. Cruelty is charged in a petition
filed by Irving C. Mawrcnce against
Blanche Mawrence.
Beer Thieves Advised
- To Buy Big Barrel of It
Charles Harris and Chris Thomp
son, itinerants, stole ten full cases of
beer from P. Catitis, 1208 South Four
teenth street, and were emptying them
when they were taken by the police.
Each was fined $10 and costs. "It
would have been, cheaper for you fel
lows to have bought a barrel," re
marked the prosecutor to the pair.
-fgfflPftX .,1 OHAHA'S CLAIM nit A A
a the citizens wore seeking to elect responsible men to the
two jresrs ago The Omaha Bee of September l6th, had the following editorial:
The Bee't recent notice to the public that our Omaha school botrd needs re-ereetlon
s and that the time to do it it at the coming election, when eight of the twelve membrhipa
are to be filled by the voters, has had at least one desired effect. The taxpayers and elti
sens generally are waking up to the fact that they are themselves responsible for what-
ever inefficiency or mediocrity secures lodgment in the controlling management of our
schools, and that the job of re-casting the board cannot be shoved off on the women or
the children, because it concerns the men as much, and more.
But merely becoming aroused to an unsatisfactory situation Is not enough. The schools
cannot be put in charge of a better qualified board unless men of standing in the com
munity consent to serve in this purely honorary capacity. The self-seekers must be sent
to the rear and by self-seekers we mean thtf men who want to edge themselves in for
personal profit or perquiFites, to saddle sisters, cousins, or aunts on the school payroll, to
award contracts for supplies by favor, to play cat's paw for the book trust, or to promote
some school site real estate deal. Omaha ought to have plenty of men, educated men, men
ef integrity and tried "business ability, men free from selfish purposes, to fill all these
places. Too often the voters have had only a choice of evils, when they should be called
un merely to select between candidates, all of whom measure up to the highest standards.
Today the fathers and mothers of Omaha are just as mucKinterested as they
were two years ago, and hencethe citizens, both men and women, have selected the
following men, who do not ask for the position, liowever, to be voted for on November
Tth. This is the i
President 'Omaha Van A Storage Co.
Burns-Brinker A Co., Investment Brokers.
Mfr, Guy C. Barton Eststs, J
Coursing Men Meet .
Bow of Hard Luck
The Omaha Coursing club is fly
ing signals of distress. The first bit
of hard luck the coursing men had oc
curred at Talmadge last week, when
ninety of their jackrabbits were kill
ed by a big storm. The jacks cost
$2.60 each, which makes , thy loss
quite considerable". -, ' -' " ';.
Now comes ffie second bit of hard
lusk. The Coursing club originally
rented the Douglas county fair
grounds from the fair society, agree
ing to pay a flat rate of $50.. But the
Water board, which'' owns "' the.
grounds! and R. B. Howell aren't sat
isfied with $50. They demand 25 per
cent ot ,ti!e gate receipts ana. inicna
S.i' ''
Hughes" Men
Odds On Victory
- Even money that Sutton beats Ne
ville for governor marks the betting
at a local commission house.
Bettors posted dollar for dollar that
Hughes will carry California, Indiana,
Illinois and New York. Democrats
have been claiming that Indiana and
Illinois had a subtle trend for Wilson
and they boast that New York is
Hughes ruled a 10 to 74 favorite
in Wall street, according to advices
received by the Omaha firm. This
shows a gain for Hughes, as some
days ago the odds were only 10 to 9.
One bet of $300 to $250 was made
that Nebraska goes dry.
Chicago Banker is
Shot by Employe
Chicago, Nov. 2. Steven Zager, 23
years old, member , of the private
banking firm of John Zagar & Co.,
was shot and probably fatally
wounded today-by Frank Cviich, a
clerk. Civitch, who was arrrested,
told the police that he shot Zagar
because the latter accused him of
Mgr. Clay Robinson Co., Live Stock Commission.
President Columbia Underwriters, Insurance.
' MATTHEW A. HALL, Ch. MenY Com.
After Pushing Commercial Club
Membership to About 2,000,
Hustlers Quit.
It was "musteriug-out" night for the
"2,000 club," the regiment of member
ship hustler.s of the Omaha Commer
cial club, last night. Captain H. O.
Wilhelm of this division commanded
the troops to "fall in" at the Commer
cial club rooms at 6 o'clock, where
mess was served, and then, after pull
ing off a few evening stunts and a
little musical entertainment, he called
the roll and mustered the men out of
service. s
This was the club that was to raise
the Commercial club's membership to
2,000! It has it up to something over
li800 now, and so Captain Wilhelm de
cided to disband and let the regular
membership committee lift the mem
bership the other 200 betweerl now
and the first of the year.
"Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here,"
sang the fellows in lusty voices; but
the gang was not all there. It was a
beautiful evening, and then there were
little political meetings everywhere,
and Hallowe'en parties, and card
parties and apple bees. Those are the
reasons why the gang was not all
there. Still there were perhaps 150
present. ,
Some Real Singing. 1
"Mary Ate Some Oysters, and Mary
Ate Some Ham," sang Rrower Mc
Cague in his best tenor, or soprano,
whichever it is; "Brighten the Corner
Where You Are," chimed in Harry
Weller; "They Say That Them Dutch
Thev Ain't Got No Style," came the
voice of Guy Liggitt: and so the songs
echoed about the hail.
Then when the chairman had pulled
off a few little stunts, hs disbanded
the fellows and sent them into the
south dining room, where the tables
were all set for cards. Immediately
the men grouped themselves into fours
about the tables, and instead of the
old competition of teams for the most
members, the competition became
warm for "high, low, jack and game."
South' and -West
Foot Ball Teams '
- Come to Front
New York, Nov. 2.-rAs a- result of
the heavy scoring in a number of
foo ball games last Saturday, the
leadership in the struggle for indi
vidual and team scoring honors shows
some remarkable changes. , Southern
and western elevens have wrested the
premier positions from eastern in the
total point competition, while a west
cm nlaver: now at the United States
Militailr academy,, heads the, list of
'HIUIIIUUH uvuw,"i,,,l-fi!;.-;' -
Oliphant of the Army team, with
ten touchdowns, seventeen goals and
one field goal has amassed eighty
points,; while Gerrish, . last week's
leader, has fallen to. second place,
with . seven points lesSf.. ; Cofall
of . Notre Dame is third with fifty
eight, and McCreigh of Washington
and Jefferson fourth with fifty-seven.
Devitalis of Brown is the best of the
eastern scorers, with Captain Mueller
of Cornell a close second.
Georgia Technical has collected 309
points in five games, which give the
southerners a big lead over Minne
sota, in second place with 236. Vali
derbilt is third, one point below
Minnesota. Penn State and Syracuse
are the two eastern teams to pass the
200 mark. A number of other elevens
are closely bunched between 184 and
190 points, and the contests of the
coming week-end are likely to de
velop further changes in the standing
of the teams. Holders of runs-for,-touchdowns
record include Moss of
Rennsaelar. 100 vards: ' Oliohant.
Army, 96 yards; Beck, Penn State, 95 ;
yards, and his team mate, Robb, with
a similar distance; Brooke, Colgate,
90 yards; Whiting, Marinette, 85
yards, and Smith, Clarkson Technical,
80 yards.
Start Anothsr Krrles.
Jack Brltton and Td (Kid) Owla have,
met seven times, and now they ars going to
begin another series of .clashes to deter
mine wlflch Is the betler battler.
Bethlehem Steel, Sears-Roo-buck
and Other Issues Make
New High Retord.3.
, New York, Nov. 2. United' States
Steel common shares sold at the new
high record of 122J4' shortly after
the opening of today's market, the
stock being absorbed in large indi
vidual lots. This exceeds its previ
ous maximum by half a point.1 It
also passed the preferred stock; which
told at 122.; , i i .
Other records of the morning in
cluded "Bethlehem Steel, which rose
twenty-five, to 670, and Sears Roe
buck three and a half, to 232J. United
States Steel lost a point on enormous
realizing sales, but this was more
than counter-balanced by the greater
strength of other industrials.
Mercantile Marines were among the
other strong and active features, and
representative rails wcTe in better de
mand at material advances. A strik
ing feature of the railway list was
a fifteen-point advance in Texas &
Pacific Land Trust Certificates, to 145.
By 12:30 o'clock sales exceeded
1,000,000 shares, of which -United
States Steel contributed fully 20 per
Woman Derelict Surprises
Judge by Society Badge
Mary Walls, Thirteenth and Har
ney street, charged with -being a wom
an of the streets, appeared before the
police magistrate with a Greek fra
ternity pin proudly displayed on her
coat lapel. The insignia was very
familiar to the magistrate and he or
dered the woman retained in the ma
tron's department until he investi
j gated the matter.
Healthful Sleep
is necessary for the enjoyment and prolongation
of life. During sleep Nature renews, the vital
forces of the body and restores the energy.
Sleeplessness is one of the evil results of indigestion.
To avoid it, keep the stomach well, the livef active and
the bowels regular. The health of these organs ;;
i Is Assured by
Beecham's Pills. A harmless vegetable remedy, which
acta immediately on the stomach, liver, bowels and kid
neys, tonimr and outtina them in good working order.
Millions of people sleep well and Vee& well Jecause, at
the'Jirst unfavorable symptom, they begin. to take .
Directions of SdmUI Value to Worns with tnry tax.
Sold by druggists throughout the wcrld. la bow, lOe, 2S.
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Wilton Room ilzet, 8-3il0-J, 1x12, 1-txi.
6x9-8. All the delicate and popular color ahad
Ingi In bluet, roae and mlxturea. Prioei from
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Axmlnatera 9x12 817.75
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Brustela -3xl0 -6 89.75 81175
Wool Fiber 27x54 "...49o
Hundreds of Pretty Tile
Prices: 39c, 49cf 55c yard
Inlaid block tiles and parquetry designs, from
85c to $1.35 per square yard. '.;:
MANY WOMEN FROM AN OPERATION after a few office treatments.
The women should know of the help for diseases and disorders of their
sex. The men are comingfor blood and special disease. NO MATTER
WHAT YOUR AILMENT I invite you to call. Consultation $1.00.
Examination or office treatment, ? 2.00. Cash Fees. Medicine free. Sur
gery if you honestly need It. Don't come back if not satisfied. Hours
5 to 5. Office practice only. Sunday and evenings by appointment "
hTn8. Dr.J.C.WOODWARDTT;tt6-0:
But That is Not the Only Com
plaint, for Bjork is Held On
Another Charge.
i A. J. Bjork, Twenty-first and Dee
catur streets, an employe of the
Henry garage, Sixteenth and Charles
streets, was sentenced to fifteen days
for the reckless driving of an auto,
which he took without permission
from the garage The car was the
property of the Updike Milling com
pany, and a short distance from the
garage Bjork drove the machine into
an auto owned and driven by J. H.
Greves, 817 Pine street.
. Both vehicles were, damaged and
Bjork and a companion were thrown
from the car after it had run over the
sidewalk and collided with a tree.
Bjork was also bound over to the dis
trict court, with bonds fixed atv$500,
for taking the machine. His compan
ion has not been apprehended by the
authorities. 1
Mrs. Bjork Is ill. . .
O'Neil Suggested
As A. A. President'
s- ' .'
Chicago, Nov. 2. Norria L. "Tip"
O'Neil, former president of the West
ern league, has been suggested as a
candidate for the presidency of the
American association, it was learned
here today. . i
President Chivington's term expires
this fall and there is said to be oppo
sition to his re-election. Thomas
Hickey of St. Paul also has been men
tioned to succeed Chivington. The
election is to be held at the annual
meeting, of the association, which
probably will be held next week.
gft rV.W
Hundreds of MEN and WOMEN have been to
my office and many new cases are coming daily
for treatment and service on the SQUARE-DEAL,
plan. I AM NO? a chiropractor, osteopath or faith
healer. I am a graduate of medicine and surgery
of nearly twenty years of active work, and offer
you all any so-called specialist can give you at
half his fee. I do not perform miracles. I cannot
cure long standing chronic cases in a day or week
as some grafters tell you. COME AND GET THE
NAMES OF HUNDREDS who have been to my
office and are more than pleased with my service
on the small cash fee plan. I HAVE SAVED